Monday, April 02, 2007

a throw back to my home coming post

My Mom is coming for a visit. I will pick her up tonight at a meeting point about half-way between where my parent's live and here. I made her a little memory gift from little treasures from my trip to Kansas.


I made this for my Mom as a memento of her parents. The photograph is of my grandparents holding my mother on the day of her baptism. The cross and the broach are from my grandmother's jewelry. The doily is one she crocheted. The button heart is one grandma made (I have two more of those wonderful things). The embroidery is mine. The colors definitely reflect on Grandma's tastes (pink and purple). I used fabric yo-yos because I remember a yo-yo doll Grandma had. The frame is thrifted.

This is the first time I've done anything like this and it is far from perfect but I am satisfied with it as a first effort.

I am in a slight quandary regarding myself. I simply cannot over-embellish. I like heavily embellished collages but when I work on my own I feel the need to create breathing space.

I also posted another embroidery on my craft blog.

13 comments:

  1. That's a really wonderful, thoughtful gift. I can't imagine her being anything but thrilled with it.

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  2. This is REALLY nice Me. I suspect it will be a great treasure to your mom, and it blesses your grandparent too. Wow, such rich fruit is coming from your homecoming...

    Blessed Holy Week <>< Wendy

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  3. This is beautiful! I have been by alot and am reading through your visit home....you are stirring up quite a few thoughts with your honesty...as always your insightfulness amazes me.

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  4. Me, it's the perfect culmination of all your introspective thoughts. Very beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful visit with your mom and a great Resurrection Sunday!

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  5. So very beautiful.

    I never know when to stop. I over embellish everything.

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  6. Hi Me, I am so behind here and I really want to read through your homecoming blogs without children at my elbow -- but I do want to tell you that I tagged you for an award, the details are over on my blog.

    Blessings, Krina

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  7. I'm sure your Mom is going to love it. It's really special and really pretty. I think it has just enough breathing space.

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  8. What sweet gidt--she will be very blessed by it. Have a great visit.

    There is a differnece between the style we like and what we create. There are many artistic styles I love and I am finally learning that those styles are not that which God gave me. I may enjoy them as much as I like but that does not mean that my own creations will reflect those styles.

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  9. that is beautiful! Your creativity is always amazing!

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  10. That is a lovely gift, obviously thoughtful! I have a shadow box frame someone gave me for a gift years ago now and I can't figure out what to do with it. Something like this might be nice.

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your visit with your mom!

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  11. That's just beautiful Me! Hugs and love for Easter my friend. :)

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  12. Hi- stopped by looking for your photo hunt pic for the week but see you don't have one up yet, so was reading the post about your mom coming for a visit. I hope you have a wonderful time with her while she's with you. I always look forward to my mom coming home for a visit and the time always flies by too fast while she's here. The gift you made for your mom is beautiful! I'm sure she will absolutely love it and treasure it always.

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  13. Anonymous4:51 AM

    Yes Me Loved it absolutely. Thank you and thanks for the wonderful time. I always am so torn when I leave you. I hate to leave you, C & K, but I also am anxious to get back to my own home. Although I get home and I wish I were back there. At least if it were not for your D I would. Love NLM

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